Sergio Orduña, of SO Studio, designed the CUMBRES DOCE property in downtown Cancun, Mexico that consists of five separate houses. The houses sit on a long strip of land so development was a challenge. Surrounded by a white concrete block wall, the houses are not only protected from prying eyes, they all tie in together with their exteriors being white.

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Despite the limited land, they managed to fit the all-important pool in. It is Cancun, after all.

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I love the long, narrow opening on the exterior wall along the edge of the pool giving swimmers a peek into the outside world.

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The placement of the pool guarantees sunlight throughout the day.

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While the lower floors have fairly limited views, the upper floors have sweeping views of the surrounding landscape.

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The floor-to-ceiling windows open up to create cross ventilation on the interior. The floors are almost level to the grass, expanding the square footage of the home.

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The double-height ceiling in the living room helps flood the interior with daylight. The massive space also makes quite the statement.

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Photos by Daniela Rangel.